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True Story of a Successful Relocation

Many companies have given up starting US-based divisions because of the problem relocating the foreign families to the US successfully. One of our agents, Sabine Brettschneider, tells of how her family did it. And her experience can be a huge benefit to others coming here from any country.Young Couple Moving House

Many companies bring an employee to the US through the use of a relocation company. Those companies primarily negotiate the cost reimbursements and help with the home purchase. They are not set up to assist the family in all of the other ways that they need. In Sabine’s case, her husband was sent here from Germany to start a US division in the fall of one year but Sabine and her 3 children did not join him for 9 months. That alone was stressful and could possibly have been avoided with the right help. Once here, she had to deal with language hurdles, immigration issues, school choices, lack of socialization opportunities, differences in child rearing techniques, unfamiliar food ingredients, health care labyrinths, a confusing banking system and many other bumps in the road. Eventually, the family selected a school district, rented for a year, and then, using an exclusive buyer agent, found a great house to buy with an “American” mortgage. The husband started his new division, increased payroll, moved to a new office and became the “poster child” at the German Chamber of Commerce for a successful foreign start-up in the US. And Sabine trained as an exclusive buyers agent, specializing in relocating families.

Sabine recalls some of the things she learned in order to be happy in this US:

• Finding the right school for the kids

• Locating a source of new friends

• Learning how to become involved in your neighborhood

• Adapting to the unknown as an adventure, even while missing the things you had back home

• Getting information on foods that can substitute for what you are used to preparing for your family

Exclusive buyer’s agents are the perfect choice for relocating families. And Sabine is a perfect choice because she has been through it all. She can advise relocating families on the all of the important things that make the process go smoothly and with success.

To have the best experience when buying a home, use the services of an experienced, trustworthy exclusive buyer’s agent like Sabine Brettschneider. The company she works for, Sage Realty, is one of the ONLY exclusive agencies in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Contact Sage today.

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I moved to PA from Washington State and learned that realty is local. There were things that I thought I knew about buying a house previously but boy was I wrong. Linda was very patient with me but also did not hold back when she saw potential problems, and always made sure I had all the information I needed before making a decision and didn’t belittle concerns to just get a sale. Above all else, and this was the most important thing to me, Linda has a high ethical standard, is very transparent in her approach and is someone I trusted making one of the biggest decisions of my life. – A. Lindsay (Courtesy of Google)

 

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  • "We were so pleased that a co-worker recommended someone in the area that she trusted. Boy, did we strike gold on all counts. You are amazing!"
  • "Instead of trying to take advantage of conflicts of interest, she puts the client's interests first."
  • "Linda is a hardworking, proactive and knowledgeable realtor. Throughout the process of finding and buying our new home, she was always responsive and kept us up to date on every detail."
  • "Linda and the group at Sage are the right fit. You won’t find more knowledgeable, prepared and professional agents."
  • "Linda and Tracey really know the Main Line area."
  • "Throughout the entire process we never doubted that she always had our best interests in mind. We wouldn’t consider anyone else when buying a home on the Main Line."
  • "From start to finish, Linda brought to bear a most helpful combination of experience, knowledge, attention and integrity on a somewhat complicated transaction. There was never any doubt that she represented our interests."
  • "Her knowledge of the area helped us quickly narrow our search and ultimately scored us an amazing home in an incredible neighborhood."
  • "It is hard to trust when you are not sure of the rules of the game. Working with Linda made us feel like we were family. Linda took her time to relay and explain everything in detail."
  • "Linda’s honesty and real estate savviness made for a wonderful home buying experience!"

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